Make your garden thrive through cycles of drought and deluge! Gather over 600 gallons of high-quality irrigation water with every single inch of rain that falls on a 1000 square-foot roof. Rainwater harvesting has gained popularity as a way to capture hidden abundance for a greener and healthier garden.
This course will start by covering the benefits, principles and practices of rainwater harvesting: Active versus passive systems, small versus large systems, low-tech versus high-tech systems; and how to connect stored water to a drip irrigation system.
Unlock the hidden potential of your garden with new, practical tools for watering. You'll learn how to calculate the amount of water that is available from your own roof, the irrigation needs of your garden, and how long to leave a gravity-fed irrigation system on. Discover easy ways to use weather data as the guide to wisely water your garden - no more guessing!
Students will gain practical knowledge in system sizing, siting, and structure. Leave with a personalized, actionable plan to employ rainwater harvesting and gravity-fed irrigation or pumped irrigation techniques at home. You'll use the next rain to further the growth of your garden - for a successful and sustainable harvest.